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  • Garcia Hong Law APC


    10680 Treena Street,
    Suite 160,
    San Diego, California 92131

Valerie Garcia Hong founded Garcia Hong Law to offer quality legal services and value to our business clients and individuals. As a trusted adviser and legal counsel, Valerie has represented Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, and individuals in business, professional liability, real estate, and personal injury disputes. From pre-litigation dispute resolution to oral argument on appeal, Valerie focuses on the big picture and provides comprehensive, cost-efficient strategies.

Valerie has been recognized by her peers and clients with several awards including the Top 25 Women San Diego Super Lawyers® and Top 50 Women San Diego Super Lawyers® from 2019-2024. 

Valerie has also worked as an Adjunct Professor at California Western School of Law for over 10 years, where she taught a simulated law office on professional responsibility and civil litigation. She has also worked as a judicial extern for Hon. Joan Lefkow in the Northern District of Illinois. 

She obtained her law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2005 and Bachelors of Science in Journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2001.


  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating
  • Top 25 Women San Diego Super Lawyers® by Super Lawyers Magazine (2019-2024)
  • Top 50 San Diego Super Lawyers by Super Lawyers® Magazine (2019-2024)
  • Super Lawyer (2015-2024) by Super Lawyers® Magazine
  • Business Leadership Award of the Year (2024) by Filipino-American Chamber of Commerce of Greater San Diego
  • Top 10 Personal Injury Lawyers by Forbes Advisor (2024)
  • San Diego Business Journal Top 100 Leaders in Law (2022)
  • Best Lawyers of America® in Legal Malpractice - Defendants and Personal Injury - Plaintiffs (2020-2023)
  • San Diego County Bar Association’s Service to the Legal Community Award (2020)
  • 40 Top Business Leaders Under 40 Finalist by San Diego Business Journal (2018)
  • Best of the Bar by San Diego Business Journal (2015-2016)
  • Top Attorney for Insurance Defense and Corporate Litigation by San Diego Daily Transcript (2013-2014)


  • The Louis M. Welsh American Inn of Court (Master, 2018 - Current)
  • San Diego Inn of Court (Director, 2024 - Current)
  • San Diego Asian American Legal Education Fund (Director, 2021 - Current)
  • Women of Color in the Law (President, 2019 - Current)
  • Pag-Asa Legal Clinic (Director, 2020 - Current)
  • Reading Legacies (Advisory Counsel, 2015 - Current, Past Board of Trustees)
  • Filipino American Lawyers of San Diego (Past President)
  • Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Greater San Diego (Director, General Counsel, 2022-Current)
  • San Diego County Bar Association's Civil Litigation Committee (Past Member)
  • San Diego County Bar Association's Ethnic & Racial Diversity Committee (Past Member)
  • San Diego County Bar Association's Appellate Committee (Past Member)
  • Ladies on Course Golf Club (Past President)


  • Pinay Powerhouse Conference: 'Promises of Success' (2024)
  • National Filipino American Lawyers Association: “Cybersecurity and Legal Malpractice” (2020)
  • San Diego County Bar Association / Law + Technology Summit: “Ethics of Technology & How Not to Commit Malpractice with your Computer” (2019)
  • San Diego County Bar Association / Civil Litigation Committee: “Essentials for a Civil Litigator’s Toolbox – Ethics in Mediation” (2018)
  • Ahern Insurance / McCarthy & Holthus: “Ethics and Substance Abuse” (2018)
  • Lawyers Club / International Women’s Day: “Challenges Facing Women Trial Lawyers” (2018)
  • San Diego Defense Lawyers: “Appellate Issues for Civil Defense Litigators” (2016)